While in the Hamptons, at Jackie’s beach house, Jennifer interrogated Jackie about the size of her bank account. Later in the episode, Jennifer called Jackie “cheap” for having the means to throw her kids a fabulous birthday party but choosing not to.
On The Daily Dish Podcast, Jackie addressed Jennifer’s implication that she wasn’t providing memorable experiences for her kids because she didn’t throw them elaborate birthday parties.
“I can tolerate a lot before I explode. But when you imply that I’m taking things away from my children for my own benefit and spending the money on myself instead, then A, you clearly don’t understand the type of money that I have. Because buying my kids food wouldn’t take anything away from me,” Jackie explained. “But B, first of all, you didn’t see that there was a whole sandwich platter in my kitchen. But when a party is from 1 o’ clock to 3 o’ clock in your driveway and it’s a drop-off party, how much food do you really need to supply to adults? That’s just not the way that I throw parties. I don’t care about impressing anybody. I had sandwiches in the kitchen. I had a vegetable tray also. I had a lot of wine. But my main focus at a party is what the kids will like and what makes the kids happy. So, when she implied that I cheaped out on this party, it’s like, I really try hard in and out of this scene. I really try hard to like Jennifer, and I just, I just can’t.”
Then on the RHONJ After Show, Jackie revealed how she felt about Jennifer bombarding her with questions about her money.
“I think she was just so shocked because she was thinking she’s this rich bitch and I’m just the poor friend,” Jackie said. “Part of me was thinking, that is really rude, do you realize what you’re doing? And the other part of me was like, hehehe, don’t you want to know?… I did think it was inappropriate. And I was surprised that she would lay her cards on the table like that and show everyone how interested she was because she usually puts up a facade because she’s worried what people think of her.”
As for Jennifer, she doubled down on her comments.
“I’ve seen a lot of different birthday parties given [across] all different social classes. And I’ve seen people who don’t have a pot to piss in throw the nicest, cutest parties for their child, not because they’re shoving their lack of money down my throat, but because it’s their joy to give a nice party to their guests. I mean, what’s the big deal? I’m not saying millions; I’m just saying a little bit more on the spectrum is a little more expectable for someone who’s got millions in the bank,” Jennifer said on the After Show.
However, it’s clear these two will NOT be agreeing on this subject anytime soon. It turns out the two aren’t even speaking at the moment!
On the After Show, Jackie also made it known that she doesn’t agree with how Jennifer spends her money.
“I don’t think she spends her money wisely. I think she buys a lot of crap. But I also think that she also spends a lot of money on big purchases too and I worry.”
Check out the clip below!
Meanwhile, Teresa Giudice revealed that Jackie got $40 million from her parents.
“She got $40 million,” Teresa said of Jackie on the RHONJ After Show!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.